Outreach Summary

Pre-school Group

run by Marple Childcare

 Toddlers

For mums to chat whilst youngsters play safely, most Friday mornings.

Soup n Sweet

Once a month, a simple (except Christmas) lunch for members and their friends or neighbours.

Film Night

Every month we screen a thought provoking DVD for friends and neighbours.

Breakfast Before

…before the Sunday service, once a month.

Christmas & Easter Cards

With service details.

Remembrance

Service of Remembrance followed by mini-exhibition.

Nativity Service –

Last year well attended by family of Toddlers.

Formerly attended by church members, local residents and included the Bramhall URC music group

High -functioning Autism Group

Currently suspended, but do enquire.

==========================Bernie Stevens

Highlights from the past…

Royal Wedding Street Party – April 2011

Party in the church car park, for over 100 people 50/50 church/neighbours

Sent a wedding cake and card.

Games & activities

 

Stepping Stones –  monthly 2011 ~ 2013

Messy church – 2nd Friday of each month in term time

 

Remembrance Festival – 11/11/2011 ~ 11/11/2018

Displays and act of Remembrance with church members preparing displays and talking to over 100 local school children.

Displays of work on WW2 from local school children

Schools involved were: Lane End Primary School, Greenbank School, Hulme Hall School, Ramilies School and Bradshaw Hall Primary School

Most years local schools have taken part or sent work.

 

Christmas & Easter Cards

Christmas and Easter Cards were delivered to 200 local residents, with a list of services on the back

 

Toddlers – September 2011 ~ date

Started off small, twice a month until February 2012, when we increased to weekly.

Grew rapidly, we have had over 280 families at Toddlers, some coming regularly, others less often, but up to 47 children over the summer.

Meets every Friday from 10-11.30am, except for 2 weeks in August and if we have services in church e.g. Good Friday or Remembrance

Now being run by a team from church

 

Jubilee Party – June 2012

Joined by 30-40 local residents for Afternoon Tea in the church hall, followed by dancing and games (borrowed from Cheadle Scouts)

1952 Film night, with Pathe News, cartoon and “The Importance of Being Earnest”

 

Christmas Eve Afternoon Service – 4pm

Family service, in 2011 this took the form of a children’s party, with games etc, and 2012 included the Nativity.

Supported by Bramhall URC music group

Well attended both years, by church members, children from Stepping Stones and local residents

 

Holiday Clubs – 2011 & 2012

Small, Friday morning groups – first year looking at bible characters, and 2012 based around the Olympics. Children who came enjoyed themselves, but not many came.

 

144th Birthday Open Day – June 2013

Open day with stalls and games in the church car park, afternoon tea in the church and dancing in the hall.

Invited Fiona Watson and Dorothy Blake to bring their dancing groups, so had over 100 children taking part, with ballroom, tap, ballet and maypole dancing

Archive displays in the church

Over 250 people over the afternoon – we raised over £500 for the Pre-school

=============================Alison Smith